Aldi removes plastic straws from own-label drink cartons

Aldi has removed plastic straws from its own-label drink cartons.

The change will help remove 70 million plastic straws from circulation, saving over 100 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic each year.

The discount retailer announced all of its drinks now come with a paper straw which is fully recyclable and made from FSC-certified cardboard.

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“Removing plastic straws from own-brand drinks cartons is another step in our journey to reducing plastic packaging across our products,” Aldi plastics and packaging director Richard Gorman said.

“Our customers want environmentally-friendly products, and plastic straws are one thing, in particular, that people want to move away from to help make a difference.”

The move is one of many packaging changes introduced by Aldi as it looks to halve the amount of plastic packaging it uses by the end of 2025.

The discounter is reportedly on track to have all product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable in the next four years.

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